What does bunch mean?

Definitions for bunch
bʌntʃbunch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bunch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunch, clump, cluster, clustering(noun)

    a grouping of a number of similar things

    "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"

  2. crowd, crew, gang, bunch(noun)

    an informal body of friends

    "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

  3. bunch, lot, caboodle(verb)

    any collection in its entirety

    "she bought the whole caboodle"

  4. bunch together, bunch, bunch up(verb)

    form into a bunch

    "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"

  5. bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster, clump(verb)

    gather or cause to gather into a cluster

    "She bunched her fingers into a fist"

Wiktionary

  1. bunch(Noun)

    A group of a number of similar things, either growing together, or in a cluster or clump. Usually fastened together.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  2. bunch(Noun)

    An informal body of friends.

    He still hangs out with the same bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  3. bunch(Noun)

    A considerable amount.

    a bunch of trouble

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  4. bunch(Noun)

    An unmentioned amount; a number.

    A bunch of them went down to the field.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  5. bunch(Noun)

    A group of logs tied together for skidding.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  6. bunch(Noun)

    An unusual concentration of ore in a lode or a small, discontinuous occurrence or patch of ore in the wallrock.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  7. bunch(Noun)

    The reserve yarn on the filling bobbin to allow continuous weaving between the time of indication from the midget feeler until a new bobbin is put in the shuttle.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  8. bunch(Noun)

    (tobacco) An unfinished cigar, before the wrapper leaf is added.

    Two to four filler leaves are laid end to end and rolled into the two halves of the binder leaves, making up what is called the bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  9. bunch(Verb)

    To gather into a bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  10. bunch(Verb)

    To gather fabric into folds.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  11. bunch(Verb)

    To form a bunch.

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  12. bunch(Verb)

    To be gathered together in folds

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

  13. bunch(Verb)

    To protrude or swell

    Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bunch(noun)

    a protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump

  2. Bunch(noun)

    a collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys

  3. Bunch(noun)

    a small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein

  4. Bunch(verb)

    to swell out into a bunch or protuberance; to be protuberant or round

  5. Bunch(verb)

    to form into a bunch or bunches

Freebase

  1. BUNCH

    The group of mainframe computer competitors to IBM in the 1970s became known as the BUNCH: Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation, and Honeywell. These companies were grouped together because the market share of IBM was much higher than all of its competitors put together. During the 1960s, IBM and these five computer manufacturers, along with RCA and General Electric, had been known as "IBM and the Seven Dwarfs." The description of IBM's competitors changed after GE's 1970 sale of its computer business to Honeywell and RCA's 1971 sale of its computer business to Sperry, leaving only five "dwarfs". Fortunately, their initials lent themselves to a new acronym, BUNCH.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bunch

    bunsh, n. a number of things tied together or growing together: a definite quantity fastened together, as of linen yarn (180,000 yards), &c.: a cluster: something in the form of a tuft or knot.—v.i. to swell out in a bunch.—v.t. to make a bunch of, to concentrate.—adjs. Bunch′-backed (Shak.), having a bunch on the back, crook-backed; Bunched, humped, protuberant.—ns. Bunch′-grass, a name applied to several West American grasses, growing in clumps; Bunch′iness, the quality of being bunchy: state of growing in bunches.—adj. Bunch′y, growing in bunches or like a bunch, bulging.—Bunch of fives, the fist with the five fingers clenched. [Ety. obscure.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bunch' in Nouns Frequency: #2439

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bunch in a Sentence

  1. Ron Wyden:

    The U.S. shouldn't get suckered into a race to the bottom with a bunch of no-tax, resort-lined islands to please the tax avoidance industry and their lobbyists.

  2. Republican Carly Fiorina:

    I would make several calls. I would make calls to the heads of every social media company, I would make calls to the heads of Google, we know where these websites are and there are absolutely ways in both hardware and software to understand who is traveling to these websites. Let’s use that capability instead of getting hung up in a bunch of high-bound bureaucratic procedures, including the fact that many of these departments are clearly being told, 'Oh, don’t do that it’s not politically correct, you might harm someone’s civil liberties.' We’re at war.

  3. Marty Mobley:

    We had about 2,500 feet of mountain above us still, half slid, half didn't, so we didn't want to screw around a bunch there.

  4. James Feldkamp:

    It's saying, 'We're not looking to circumnavigate everywhere and flood the U.S. with a bunch of counterfeit garbage. We're another legitimate channel for U.S. consumers.

  5. Merle Haggard:

    As far as I’m concerned, he’s the only one out there. The rest of them sound like a bunch of (crap) to me. He comes out and does a great show.

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  • حُزمَة, حَزَمَ, مجموعةArabic
  • китка, компания, връзка, гроздBulgarian
  • raïmCatalan, Valencian
  • Bund, bündeln, anordnen, StraußGerman
  • τσαμπί, ομάδα, μπουκέτο, αρμαθιάGreek
  • manojo, puñado, racimo, grupo, enracimarse, bolsada, ramo, arracimarse, pandilla, montónSpanish
  • nippu, koko joukko, kimppu, niputtaaFinnish
  • tyssa, tyssiFaroese
  • peloton, javelle, empiler, mettre en masse, poche minéralisée, poche de minerai, nid, réserve, bouquet, grouper, poche, mettre en banc, mouche, poupée, poupe, groupe, botte, bandeFrench
  • խուրձ, խումբ, ողկույզ, փունջArmenian
  • mucchio, ammucchiare, comitiva, ciuffo, graspoItalian
  • 다발Korean
  • bundelen, tros, bosDutch
  • bunke, gjeng, klaseNorwegian
  • bukiet, kiść, pęk, paczkaPolish
  • pencaPortuguese
  • mănunchiRomanian
  • компания, пучок, букет, гроздьRussian
  • funguSwahili

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